Siloam Springs

This month, the Siloam Springs School District has had to transition to virtual learning at two of its schools for two weeks because of COVID-19. According to Superintendent Jody Wiggins, the virus was spreading among staff at Northside Elementary, which shut down on Nov. 2, and among students at the Intermediate School, which shut down on Nov. 9.

Ahead of the first day of school on Monday, we speak with Siloam Springs Schools Superintendent Jody Wiggins about how his district has been preparing for reopening. He says it included launching a virtual academy ahead of schedule.

Presidents Past, Present Reflect on JBU's Centennial

Sep 24, 2019

John Brown University is hosting its Centennial Homecoming Celebration this weekend. Events include a time capsule opening, car show and fireworks display. In honor of the milestone, we recently sat down with two of JBU's presidents to discuss the institution's history and future.

Sunday Beer Sales Come to Siloam Springs

Aug 16, 2019
Courtesy / Ivory Bill Brewing Company

This coming Sunday will be the first Sunday Ivory Bill Brewing Company will be allowed to sell their beer to go. In July, The Siloam Springs City Board of Directors approved a change to an ordinance that prohibited breweries from selling their product for off-premise consumption on Sundays.

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This year marks the charter of the American Legion by Congress in 1919. The historic Legion Post 29 in Siloam Springs is celebrating the centennial with flying colors.

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Joe Woolbright, director of Ozark Ecological Restoration, in collaboration with John Brown University and the city of Siloam Springs, has installed a new bird watching habitat on Siloam Springs City Lake Park.  A formal dedication and public opening is planned later this summer. 

Memorial Park Prepares for Grand Opening

May 22, 2019
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About a year after breaking ground, Siloam Springs' Memorial Park will open to the public May 25. A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 10 a.m. and will be followed by three free concerts throughout the day. The new park includes an ampitheater, concession stand, water feature and a new home for the farmers market.

Siloam Springs Fire Department Hosts Live Burn Demo

May 21, 2019

In an effort to educate the public about residential sprinkler systems, the Siloam Springs Fire Department is hosting a live burn demonstration. The event begins at 11 a.m. May 23 at Fire Station #1, which is located at 1450 Cheri Whitlock Dr.  

The inaugural Art in the Springs Art Walk begins at 5 p.m. Thursday in downtown Siloam Springs. We speak with LaKay Dailey, founder and coordinator of the art walk, to learn more about the new event.

Siloam Springs Seeks Public Feedback on Main Street Redesign

Feb 22, 2019

The City of Siloam Springs is hosting a series of public input meetings next week for the redesign of East Main Street. Crafton Tull is overseeing and designing the project. A full schedule of the meetings is available here.

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